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The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

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The Bay of Islands is New Zealand's foremost historic area, birthplace to Maori and Pakeha (European) relations and home of the Kerikeri Mission Station. Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of New Zealand's first places where...more
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246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9236
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Reviewed 5 days ago

love going here and seeing the lovely things inside to buy and looking at the great craftmanship that built the stone store also Kemp house now thats what you call an awesome home

Thank Departure44096288143
Reviewed 5 days ago

fantastic walk to old power house along the river and past many water falls. Park your car in the well marked area and visit the cottage café or other on the waters edge. Honey café is excellent and great home cooked style food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good guided tour of the Mission House and also enjoyed the museum on the upper floors of the Stone Store. A great and picturesque site with the adjacent Maori pa dominating the landscape.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we were in KeriKeri of course we had to make a pit stop at the famous Stone store! The Carpark has toilet facilities, there’s a cafe and a walk (which we didn’t get a chance to explore). The store faces a lagoon which is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mission House at Kerikeri, completed in 1822, is New Zealand’s oldest surviving building. It was primarily constructed from local Kauri wood. It is Georgian in design, with two stories and a verandah. Best viewed from across the river. There is a car park which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We learned about the stories about the trade in history of new zealand, expected a lot from this Stone Store yet was only small museum part which costed 8 dollar to get in. I guess it would be nicet to learn a lot more about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Store has lots of souvenirs for sale. Didnt go to Museum upstairs. Lady serving was very pleasant and helpful.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Stone Store is an old historic building just out of Kerikeri and is situated in the most beautiful setting. Inside is a tourist shop but it's really well done and sells lots of historical things. The staff even dress in fashion of the day....More

Thank 542Jane_R
Reviewed 10 October 2018

To be fair we didn't actually take the house tour, so I can't comment too much. It is fantastic that the store has been trading since 1836, an amazing achievement. The Mission is also worth a photo from the outside.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Stone Store and Kemp House are wonderful to visit. The store is in a historic stone building and sells interesting New Zealand themed merchandise such as handmade soaps, cards, china, and period hardware and tools. The person helping us in the store was a...More

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Response from Departure44096288143 | Reviewed this property |
we were in our own vehicle so we just went there in our own time the stone store and kemp house are open 10am to 5 pm hope this is of help
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Response from Kerikeri Missio... S | Property representative |
I would give at least an hour to 1.5 hours at our site. The Mission Station is a large site with a garden of national significance, orchard, lovely river setting. Then of course the two oldest buildings in New Zealand... More